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Senior Staff Engineer



Software Engineering
Alberta, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Meet Benevity

Benevity’s award-winning corporate purpose software empowers companies and their people to take social action on the issues and causes they care about. Through giving, volunteering, grant-making and positive actions, we help 940+ clients (and counting!) build better cultures and engage their employees and customers to create greater social and business impact. We’re also one of the first B-Corps in Canada, meaning we’re as committed to purpose as we are to profits.

What you'll do:

You will own the technical vision and architectural decisions on how the product is built, deployed, and operated in production. Specifically, you will be the go-to person within your empowered team for consultation on design, work being contemplated or built as part of the product roadmap. You will collaborate with subject matter experts, Staff Developers, architects, and other product teams to make incremental progress, and to help come up with a path to move your products and teams there.

You will have exposure to a broad set of challenging technical and business problems to accelerate your career growth. Benevity’s engineering teams are focused on the hardest, most interesting aspects of delivering high quality software to global clients. As someone who wants to learn and grow as a leading engineer, having access to all of Benevity's products, teams, and platforms, along with the vast compute infrastructure, provides a unique opportunity.

What you'll bring:

  • 8+ years of full software development lifecycle experience and still have a curiosity and are malleability to learn new things (we are not tied to just one tech stack at Benevity)
  • A commitment to leaving code/processes/people better than when you got there
  • Excitement and willingness to learn and become a subject matter expert within your product area
  • Demonstrable experience designing, building, and deploying performant, scalable, highly available and distributed systems
  • A proficiency in cloud-based architecture and automated release pipelines
  • An advocate for and experience in effectively managing and planning of technical debt
  • An API-first approach expertise with loosely coupled systems, and domain driven design
  • An openness to get fast feedback and be on board with trunk-based development, behaviour-driven development, and understanding how users use what you have built
  • An attitude and pride in quality code and have multiple approaches towards testing
  • A strong proponent for an effective SDLC process, experience implementing and making changes to these processes
  • A strong knowledge of industry trends in secure coding practices and are a strong advocate and innovator for continual improvement
  • Experience in improving and refactoring legacy code and optimizing existing systems
  • Effective communication and understanding to satisfy the needs of a variety of technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • The ability to think abstractly and are comfortable with ambiguous/undefined problems
  • A track record of mentoring and leading developers and helping them develop their technical skills and the belief that everyone has something to learn and teach
  • You subscribe to the idea that companies should be socially responsible.

Discover your purpose at work

If what you really want is more than just a J-O-B — a place where your work has meaning and makes a real impact — Benevity is the place for you.

It’s hard not to feel a sense of purpose from helping the world’s coolest companies do more good. In fact, 92% of Benevity-ites say they’re inspired by our mission (we call it our “Moonshot”!) You’ll get to make a difference in the world alongside equally passionate coworkers and leaders who are invested in being part of a tech transformation at a high-growth company that is changing the way businesses and people have impact.

You’ll get that competitive salary, flexible health benefits, mental health support, a generous bonus program, stock options, a hybrid office/home work environment and so much more. Plus, Benevity’s very own MyGoodness program inspires our people to donate, volunteer and take action for the causes and issues they care about.

If you want meaning, purpose and growth, you belong at Benevity.

Join a company where DEIB isn’t a buzzword

The diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and passions of our people make it possible for us to keep innovating as the market leader in our space.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are part of Benevity’s DNA. You’ll see the impact of our massive investment in DEIB daily—from our Black Employee Network making space for us to have difficult conversations to our Pride events and the exceptional diversity on our leadership and tech teams.

We strive to build a strong culture of Belonging so that every Benevity-ite feels included and can thrive as their authentic selves — in a place where everyone has an equitable opportunity to shine!

If you want to feel seen, heard and celebrated, you belong at Benevity.